Big Rapids football team wins 2-1


KENT CITY – Big Rapids traveled to Kent City on Thursday and returned with a 2-1 win.

Aden Herron scored on an assist from Brady Fox two minutes into the game. Herron scored his second assist from Brock Smith to give the Cardinals a 2-0 halftime lead.

Kent City scored from a corner early in the second half, but the Cardinals managed to keep the lead until the end.

Owen Gammons took the victory in goals for the Cardinals.

Big Rapids (6-0-2) is in action on Saturday when the Cardinals host Ludington at noon.


Great Rapids 2-1

WHITEHALL – The Big Rapids volleyball team had a big night on Thursday.

Big Rapids lost their first game to Whitehall 25-14, 25-7 in a tri-match.

Big Rapids defeated Ludington 25-9, 23-25, 16-14. Lucie Meurez led the Cards in passing, Cailin Knoop led in blocks and assists, Kyleigh Klever and Brenna Mossel led in assists.

Big Rapids defeated Fremont 25-19, 25-17. Meurez and Maddie Pincombe led the way, Ella Bollman and Marissa Warren led the dig, Maddy Pincombe had four aces.

“The kills were distributed pretty evenly,” said Big Rapids coach Emily Van Culin. “The MVPs were on the bench leading the enthusiasm. It was a team effort. “

Marion 3, Baudouin 1

BALDWIN – Marion edged Baldwin in four very close games Thursday in Highland Conference action 25-23, 24-26, 25-15, 25-21.

Georgia Meyer’s ace scored the 25th point for Marion in the opening games. The Panthers had an 8-0 run to end the score 26-24 in Game 2. Aariona Burrell served the winning points for Baldwin.

Serve receive injured Baldwin in the third game. Baldwin hit back against another huge deficit in Game 4 with Lejla Haznederavic on serve. But it was not enough.

“We got nervous in the first game,” said Baldwin coach Duane Roberts. “I have two daughters playing for the first time in college with Krista Simmons and Lejla. A lack of communication cost us the game. We have to watch the next practice, the next day and correct the mistakes, better build and build strong.

“My daughters are fierce fighters and I am proud of them. I can’t wait to see all the great things they are going to do and accomplish.


Upstairs wins

EAST LANSING – Sarah Storey of Chippewa Hills won the bronze division at Friday’s Spartan Invitational at the Michigan State Invitational.

“It was a good competitive race,” said Warriors coach Zach Hatfield. “It’s cool to see that since there are 30 teams there. Jared Kelsh and Megan O’Neil are the only two riders in our school to have won it. So it’s a good company.”

Ava Hollandsworth, Reece Clark and Gussie Baumann also performed well for CH. Jake O’Neil won a medal for the boys from CH.

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